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Andrew Whaley 2018-05-29T21:06:26+00:00

The Whaley Show is a podcast by Andrew Whaley, founder of the apostolate Calix. Andrew brings his unique take on things from over 20 years of studying philosophy, theology, art, business, and design while processing those ideas daily over the bar in his coffeehouses with people of all walks of life, most of them being the unchurched/dechurched. Feverishly interested in everything, Andrew covers a wide array of topics, spiritual and otherwise, with his hallmark brand of edgy self-deprecating humor, intellectual speculation, and deep wonder. Interviews range from major Catholic figures and intellectuals to interesting characters with good story or an insight to bring. So, if you’re interested in a new form of Catholic radio, buckle up and tune in.

Episode 16: The Whaley Show

In this episode, after a chatty segment about Fall, homecoming, the new office, a shameless Calix plug, a robot chair, and the cat rejecting food and falling through holes, Andrew does a lengthy conversation with his friend Noelle Mering about her new article in The Federalist about the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and the weaponization of suffering, followed by a sincere and possibly ill-advised conversation attempt to look a the modern landscape of power, privilege, identity, activism, etc. She was brilliant. Andrew? Well….


By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: The Whaley Show, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 15: The Whaley Show

In this episode: double culpa, travel shenanigans, SoCal bliss, keto fails, Thomas Fire, Shobefest, his happiest place in the universe, commentary on the Kavanaugh circus, $1.50 for air and the loss of service culture, 48, disappointing Indian Food, Chef’s Table, the loss of culture, killing chickens, college towns, a muse on the concept A Movable Feast, and so much more.

By | October 5th, 2018|Categories: The Whaley Show, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 14: The Whaley Show

In this all chat and muse episode Andrew breaks his rule already about talking about the scandal, but covers fasting, cell death, weight loss, break-fast, being on fire, Santa Barbara Keto Crawl, Mom makes her own tea, Mr. Man gets attacked by inanimate objects, half a bowl of food = the apocalypse, Perception vs. reality, LSD, faculties and objects, The Abolition of Man, Matrix in the seminar, being loved as self disclosure, Fr. Jaques Phillipe, espousal vs. single, celibate vs. single, sonship identity, and prison sex and the scandal. https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/ne4ang/your-brain-can-be-tricked-into-thinking-an-experience-is-meaningful?utm_source=tonicfbus

By | September 14th, 2018|Categories: The Whaley Show, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 13: The Whaley Show

In this episode: The Mom Report: Mom turns “41”, gets a shot, and eats a bunch of fried fish; 40lbs down, Calix blowing up, what happened to last week’s podcast, the early Church, it’s been worse, can’t do commentary on the darkness anymore, and shifting to beauty. Then, Andrew interviews Dr. Beau Braden about his attempt to build a small community hospital near Ave Maria, FL, the resistance from a larger hospital 45 miles away, saving lives with cell phones, caring for immigrants and one point of light, 92 babies born in 2017 in the back of an ambulance on the way to Naples, free activist marketing advice, Dr. Braden is overqualified, and links to send money and/or shame. Finally, Andrew bemoans his rusty interview skills, directs the angry mob, Learning in Wartime, battle questions, Mordor vs. the Shire, Keep Calm and Carry On, enemy occupied territory and the internal battle, the pecking order of value, encyclopedias, Guernica, 2002 and the echo chamber, Dead Poet’s Society, Israel and God’s hand vs. His face, searching the rubble, Rod Dreher and strength in distance, a place of fresh air. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/us/rural-florida-hospital.html https://bradenhospital.com

By | September 7th, 2018|Categories: The Whaley Show, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 12: The Whaley Show

In this episode: cold and rainy is good, a very religious Sunday, visiting the Orthodox, forgotten seeds all sprouted, funerals as the memory of fire, campus ministry blowing up in here, big fat birthday shout out to Miley, recap and new rules for the drinking game, John Senior and the Restoration of Realism, guilt and reading, Is is, Augustine + Kerouac = Merton’s Seven Story Mountain, a muse of the good of being, going back to grad school, sex scandal and Trump fatigue, a rant on the politicization of everything, common sense before procedures, the Pope should have snapped way harder, the pendulum and survivor’s guilt, power vs. sex vs. homosexuality = false dichotomies, Bill Donahue is the Al Sharpton of Catholicism and is good at apologetics, but now is not the time, good priests and the Truth are why I’m still Catholic, and Catholic Stuff You Should Know is not to be missed this week, these are good priests and the future.

By | August 24th, 2018|Categories: The Whaley Show, Uncategorized|0 Comments